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Nepal’s Living Goddess

In the centre of Patan City in Nepal resides a living goddess, a child as young as four, chosen to host a deity of invincible feminine power. On her young shoulders rests the fate of the nation. Goddesses in many religious traditions around the world…

Alzheimer’s Research Drug Failure

Adam Rutherford talks to Alzheimer’s researcher Dr Tara Spires-Jones about news of a failed drug clinical trial into Alzheimer’s Disease treatment by the drug company Eli Style Transfer on Facebook Anand Jagatia talks to Facebook’s Yann LeCun, about Style Transfer, a new technique enabling users…

Busoni: music’s forgotten visionary

At the turn of the 20th Century, the name of Ferruccio Busoni was on the lips of music-lovers across Europe. But 150 years after the composer’s birth, contemporary concert goers barely know who he is. With Tom Service.

Busoni: music’s forgotten visionary

At the turn of the 20th Century, the name of Ferruccio Busoni was on the lips of music-lovers across Europe. But 150 years after the composer’s birth, contemporary concert goers barely know who he is. With Tom Service.

Busoni: music’s forgotten visionary

At the turn of the 20th Century, the name of Ferruccio Busoni was on the lips of music-lovers across Europe. But 150 years after the composer’s birth, contemporary concert goers barely know who he is. With Tom Service.

Busoni: music’s forgotten visionary

At the turn of the 20th Century, the name of Ferruccio Busoni was on the lips of music-lovers across Europe. But 150 years after the composer’s birth, contemporary concert goers barely know who he is. With Tom Service.

Busoni: music’s forgotten visionary

At the turn of the 20th Century, the name of Ferruccio Busoni was on the lips of music-lovers across Europe. But 150 years after the composer’s birth, contemporary concert goers barely know who he is. With Tom Service.

Living With Surviving

In 1960 the plane carrying the Cal Poly American football team crashed on take-off. It claimed the lives of 22 people, including 16 players. Gil Stork was a member of the team and on board that night. He survived those terrible events and tells of…

Fidel Castro’s Cultural Legacy

As Cuba mourns the death of Fidel Castro, artist Geandy Pavón and blogger Harold Cárdenas Lema discuss his cultural legacy, and how artists have responded to news of his death. The young residents of Mitrovica in Kosovo are used to growing up in a city…

The Hidden Cost of a Home-Cooked Meal

Who does the cooking in your house? In many cultures the responsibility for preparing meals at home traditionally falls to women. But as more women join the global workforce, traditional household responsibilities are changing. What impact is that having have on our internal family dynamics?…